SPECIAL adjective: surpassing what is common or usual or expected
I love this definition of the word special.
Last week, Ryan and I started reading the Bible from the beginning again. I forget the exact passage, but somewhere in Genesis it talks about Adam and Eve eating fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and their eyes being opened and realizing their nakedness, etc. They became ashamed; aware of evil things around them.
Special-needs, or developmentally challenged, children/people are “special” indeed! One trait I’ve noticed in most of the “special” people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and/or heard about over the years is they are extremely kind and loving. For the most part, they’re “un-jaded” or “innocent” by/about the world around them. I know the following thought is not Biblical, but it almost seems that “special-needs” people are like Adam and Eve before they ate from that tree. And, I know “special” people have their faults, just not as much as the rest of us.
I wish I were more like “special-needs” people…xoxox